On June 26, 1998 the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (now Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection) issued a Consent Order to the University of Connecticut. The order required UConn to thoroughly evaluate the nature and extent of soil, surface water and groundwater pollution emanating from the University's former landfill, former chemical pits and an ash disposal site known as F Lot. The order also required UConn to propose and implement remedial actions necessary to abate the pollution.
The UConn Landfill Remediation Project is the process that UConn undertook to comply with the order.
After five years of planning, investigation and permit applications, implementation of the Remedial Work Plan for the UConn landfill and former chemical pits began in July 2006 and was completed in the summer of 2008. Currently, we continue to monitor and maintain the wetlands and remediation systems through periodic sampling.
For additional information on the Landfill Remediation Project including the Hillside Environmental Education Park (HEEP) please click here.